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Our offices are open Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
On Sunday July 24, the Place d'Armes car park will be exceptionally closed from 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the occasion of the Tour de France. Vehicles parked since the day before or previous days will not be able to leave the car park that day. The Sailors' gate will also be closed.


The castle is open every day (except Monday) from 9 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.
Last admission: 6 p.m. - It is closed on May 1.
The Trianon estate is open every day (except Monday and May 1) from 12 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Last admission: 6 p.m. - The Trianon gardens close at 7:30 p.m. (evacuation from 7 p.m.)
The carriage gallery is open every weekend from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Last admission: 5:45 p.m. - Free access
The gallery of sculptures and moldings will be open from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. every weekend from April 1 to October 30
The gardens are open every day (except exceptional weather) from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Last access: 7 p.m.
Closing and evacuation of the gardens at 5.30 p.m. on Saturdays of Fountain Night Shows from June 11 to September 24, as well as Monday May 23 and Saturday May 28, Thursday July 14, Monday August 15 (Nocturnes de Feu) and Sunday October 30 2022.
The park is open every day (except exceptional weather) from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Access :
Grille de la Reine (7 a.m. - 8:30 p.m., last access at 7:45 p.m.)
Grille des matelots and Porte Saint Antoine (7 a.m. - 7:30 p.m., last entry at 7 p.m.)
Grille d'honneur (8 a.m. - 7 p.m., last entry at 7 p.m.)
Grille de la Chapelle (9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.)
Vehicle access by: the Queen's gate (9 a.m. - last cash desk access 5.50 p.m.) or the Saint Antoine gate (only on weekends and public holidays, 9 a.m. - last cash desk access 5.50 p.m.)
The Domaine de Marly is open every day from 7 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.
Last admission: 7:15 p.m.
The Jeu de Paume room is open for free visits from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. every first Sunday of the month from June to October, and for guided tours (reservation on the Palace of Versailles website)
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The history of the friends of the Palace of Versailles

Founded in 1907 to address the alarming deterioration of the Palace of Versailles and the two Trianons, la Société des Amis de Versailles is a non profit organization, which was officially recognized as an "utilité publique" in 1913. Over a hundred years later, the foundation continues its work under its current president, Thierry Ortmans.

Over five thousand members strong, the Society advances its central missions— to restore and enhance the palace, its surrounding park, and its collections—with the utmost enthusiasm and sensitivity. Thanks to the invaluable support of its “sister” organizations, the American Friends of Versailles and the European Friends of Versailles, the Society extends its reach abroad as well as in France, continuing a long legacy of international collaboration at the palace.

Our Missions:

  • To contribute to the restoration and conservation of the Palace and Estate of Versailles.
  • To contribute to the collections by providing for acquisitions of art and antiques through the sponsorship of individual and corporate donors.
  • To spread awareness of the Palace of Versailles through publications and the scientific journal Versalia, as well as through a diverse program of cultural activities.
  • To mobilize an international community to preserve and protect the Palace of Versailles.

To achieve its interlocking objectives ”the restoration and promotion of the palace and the improvement of its collections” the Society provides funds used to employ artisans and experts for restorations, as well as to acquire fine art and antiques. To support these activities, the Society encourages donations and sponsorship and assists the palace to ensure the success of key projects.
Donations to the Société may be eligible for tax deductions in many countries, including greater Europe and the United States.

The Society invites all who wish to contribute to these objectives to become a member. In addition helping to preserve a precious UNESCO world heritage site, all members benefit from priority access to the Palace of Versailles and associated monuments, regular updates and insights about the palace and its surrounds, visits, lectures, and trips related to the purview of the Société.  Help us succeed: become a friend of Versailles !
Download our brochure in English : here 

Any new membership will be valid until 12/31/2023 .


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